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prplhze2000
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Sound& the Fury
Good book or overrated?


RedPop4
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re: Sound& the Fury
I started it a couple years ago. I got about three pages in and closed it.

People yelling at a developmentally disabled boy for playing outside in the cold...didn't get the appeal. I may try again as it is supposed to be a classic.


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DLSWVA
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re: Sound& the Fury
It can be a bit overwhelming at times. If you're struggling to keep up with all of the characters, try listening to it as an audiobook. Hearing it made all the difference for me.


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Sound& the Fury
It's widely regarded as Faulkner's masterpiece.

There is a version out there that uses different colored text to indicate whether it is past or present that is taking place.


sertorius
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re: Sound& the Fury
I remember thinking once I'd finished the novel that I was ready to read it, if that makes any sense.



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Rockbrc
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re: Sound& the Fury
Great book


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zeebo
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re: Sound& the Fury
I’ve started it five times.


Jesterea
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re: Sound& the Fury
Faulkner's stream of consciousness writing makes him incredibly difficult to digest at times. When you get hooked into a scene though, there's something about how he writes it that speaks to some sort of fundamental truth.

Reading A Light in August and As I Lay Dying in college was pretty eye opening.

I've read that he was as close to Shakespeare that we Americans will ever get, but literature is ultimately subjective.
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RedPop4
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re: Sound& the Fury
quote:

I’ve started it five times.

Thank you.


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Wasp
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re: Sound& the Fury
I read it a couple months ago. It was alright. Better then Absalom Absalom. Following along with sparknotes was very helpful.


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Sound& the Fury
quote:

A Light in August
I thought this was a weak book

My top 4 faulkner novels

Sound and the Fury
As I lay Dying
Intruder in the Dust
Absalom Absalom!


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tigahbruh
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re: Sound& the Fury
Difficult book that pretty much requires 2 readings to understand.
That said, if you have the time, inclination, and energy, it is worth it.


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